I own a IBM ThinkPad 380Z, ThinkPad T20 and a ThinkPad T40 and I'm wanting to hook up my 380Z to my Tv. I've turned my ThinkPad 380Z into a Desktop working way since it is bigger than my other 2 laptops and have a Wireless Mouse + Keyboard for it. I orderd a VGA/AV Cable for it and pluged it in and I get no display on the Tv. The Cable's one end is VGA while the other is a S Video and one yellow AV. My Tv don't have any AV nor S Video Ports on it. It has the wholes on the back of the Tv for a set of 4 row AV plug in's but they must of not added them to it. So the VCR is the only way I can play my games and DVD player on the Tv. My Tv is a SANYO 32", a Basic Tv not a LCD. and so I took it out in the living room Tv witch is a newier SANYO Flat Screen Tv, "Not LCD" and I pluged in my 380Z and put it on INPUT 1 and I get the display of the laptop but I just get a blurr small line that streches to top and bottom in the middle of the tv witch can see alittle of what is displayed. So I pluged in the T20 and same resalt and then T40, same too. So I pluged it into the only LCD tv I have witch is my PSone and it comes out the same to. So I don't think I need a LCD tv for it to work. and I've seen it done on these tvs before.
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You set it to Multiple Monitors (if you move the mouse, you will probably be able to see it on the TV once it "goes out" of the laptop desktop). You need to change output mode to external S-Video.
First of all try hitting Fn + F7 key to switch to Ext-S-Video. If it works, that's it, of course. If it doesn't, TV output is not enabled.
Right-click on the desktop to bring up the Properties, go to Settings. You'll see two monitor images there, 1 and 2.
Click Advanced, then go to Displays. You'll get CRT, TV and LCD. Turn on the TV button and tune your settings.
At this point, the hotkey Fn + F7 is enabled to cycle between LCD and TV.
If it still doesn't work and you see the blank desktop, go again in Display Properties, choose LCD as Primary Display, select Secondary, and verify that "Extend desktop on this display" is NOT checked.
Hi, This may sound silly but it is often overlooked by many people......Have you changed your T.V channel to AV? There is usualy av1 and av2 options. Try these and let me know if you have any success or not. Regards, Graemevm
If the the ram is the problem of your system, there should be a power on light on the system. indicating that some of the component of the system is not working correctly. But since you mentioned there is no light, it is the possibility that the problem is the motherboard itself.
Wow, a lot of information but I'm unclear as to what you are trying to do.
Are you connecting the T20 directly to the T40 using a cat5 cable and then trying to access the internet on the T20 via the modem?
Connecting the two computer together using a normal cat5 will not work, you need to use a crossover cable otherwise you are connecting the send to the send and the receive to the receive.
You can also use a hub, a switch or a router if you have any of those on hand.
As for the modem, I suggest you unplug the telephone line from the modem and plug it into a phone and see if you can hear a dial tone. If you cannot hear a tone either the extension is bad (replace) or you outlet is defective. If you can hear a tone, the modem card may be defective.
From what I have been reading, the video card in the computer itself MUST support TV out. You can't just use a TV like a computer monitor...it won't work. Check the ads on eBay for those adapter cables and they will say: Check to make sure your video card supports TV out. Go back to eBay and search in the same general area for a computer video to TV adapter or converter box. DO NOT get it confused with the converter box for HDTV. They are about $25-$35 and you will still need the cable adapter you already have, plus another set of just the AV cables. Good luck. Please rate this if it was helpful.